What a pisser! Get your raincoat out this weekend

Denmark to get a month’s worth of rain over the next two days

If you’ve got any outdoor excursions planned for the weekend, you better get your best rain gear out … and perhaps a small boat as well while you’re at it.

According to the national weather forecaster DMI, large areas of Denmark are going to see as much rain over the next 36 hours as normally falls over the whole of April.

“The biggest downpours will end up in Copenhagen, north Zealand and north Jutland,” Jesper Eriksen, a meteorologist from DMI, told DR Nyheder.

“Other parts of the country could also be hit. Bornholm will get off the easiest. In fact, the island might not even see a drop of rain.”

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Sunday switch
DMI expects the bulk of the wet weather to hit the capital region and north Jutland sometime between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. The weather service predicts rainfall of 10-20 mm, but as much as 30 mm could fall in some areas.

Radar pictures suggest you’d be well advised to stay indoors in Copenhagen from 10-11 am on Friday, from 4-8 am and 2-4 pm on Saturday, as torrential rain is forecast.

“30 mm is a considerable amount of precipitation during the spring, which is easily our driest time of year,” said Eriksen.

The good news is that Sunday is expected to be nice, with sunshine and temperatures reaching 13 degrees – weather that is supposed to last for a few days.